The cleaning process of the marble floors has begun. You can see the original color of the floors, where they started in the Bishop’s Chapel. Notice the difference between the waxed portion, lower on the picture, and the area where the wax has been removed in the first picture. This is the first step in the restoration of the floors. How much lighter it is, when all the wax is removed! See the second picture for the results.
This will be a long process in that there is over 19,000 square feet of marble floors that will be restored in the cathedral. There is more marble in the cathedral building that will not be done this time around.